On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

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Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

Feb 9 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM ReRunRoom
ReRunRoom just turned 5 (yay!) and to celebrate we’re hosting a month long pop up shop in the Plum Room in the space we share with Ghost Gallery. Along with our collection of vintage furniture, we’ll be featuring a great line … Continue reading
Feb 9 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 5 @ 5:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Hailed as “the supreme granddaddy of Seattle blogging” (www.tinyurl.com/robZSG), Robert Zverina celebrates 20 years of hisPicture of the Day website (www.zverina.com) with a multimedia retrospective at Dendroica Gallery, Feb 9 – March 5 2017. This solo exhibition features wall-sized photo montages, robZtv (www.robZtv.com) … Continue reading
Feb 15 @ 7:30 PM – Mar 11 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield Directed by HATLO Featuring Tracy Michelle Hughes and Rhonda J. Soikowski   Preview: February 15, 2017 February 17-March 11, 2017 Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm; … Continue reading
Feb 23 – Feb 26 all-day Northwest Film Forum
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. Our next festival takes place Feb. 19th -21st, 2016 at … Continue reading
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day Seattle University
Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life returns this February. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws more than 50 nationally and internationally … Continue reading
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day SAAM
SAT FEB 25 – SUN 26 2017 ASIAN ART MUSEUM FULLER GARDEN COURT 10 AM – 5 PM Celebrate the arts and culture of Asia in this final weekend of all-ages programs at the Asian Art Museum! Enjoy drop-in art … Continue reading
Feb 27 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Feb 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Miller Community Center
City Council is hosting Urban Village Community Design Workshops in early 2017 to help inform City Council and the Office of Planning and Community development about how our Urban Villages should look, feel, and function in support of important citywide … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Douglass Truth Library
Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 27 locations throughout King … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Did you grow up in a home where Spanish was one of the languages spoken? Would you like to expand your understanding of your heritage language? This class is designed to help you refresh your Spanish language knowledge and enhance … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM AXIS Pioneer Square
Join us for a unique “Night Out on the Square,” with all the fun and games of our old event, plus some exciting new additions at AXIS Pioneer Square (old site of the Elliot Bay Bookstore, for those who know … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM Broadway Performance Hall
The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Moore Theatre
WORLD PREMIERE. Israel has long been a hotbed for contemporary dance, with Batsheva Dance Company at its epicenter. Velocity + STG present former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami’s new work, Calling Glenn, for her Los Angeles based company Ate9, with live music by the rhythmic anchor … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kadima
Please join us on Saturday, March 4th during our Kadima Shabbat gathering for a meaningful and strategic learning session on the No New Youth Jail (NNYJ) Campaign with attorney and activist Knoll Lowney. Knoll is a member of Kadima and … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Broadway Performance Hall
The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 3:00 PM – Mar 5 @ 12:45 AM Saint Demetrios Church
Balkan Night Northwest is a joyous explosion of music, dance and tradition from all over the Balkans, from Albania, through Serbia, Croatia, and Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and beyond! This community event welcomes people of all ages, making this a … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning British guitarist Michael Partington on Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Albéniz, Giuliani, Johanson, Piazzolla, da Milano, and new music composed for him … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM Broadway Performance Hall
The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging … Continue reading
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